Project Heart is our philanthropy education program designed for 4th-12th grade students. Building off of the belief that anyone can be a philanthropist, Project Heart helps students identify their passions and talents and how to apply them to a need or cause that they see in their communities and world.

Project Heart works by teaching students to look inside themselves to discover their passions and 3Ts - time, talent and treasure - and unleash their uniqueness to ignite change and make a difference. Students create their personal missions to help them identify needs or problems in their communities and the world that they can address and solve. Educators have access to a robust curriculum, complementary resources and a supportive community they can leverage to meet the needs of their diverse groups of students.

We have a whole website full of ideas to support teaching K-12 students how to do philanthropy! Start by exploring our Resources and try out Project Heart with your kids today. Whether you’re looking for a trade book, need to teach your littles how to say the word philanthropy or want your older kids to complete their own impact project, you can find it here. Ready for a deeper dive? Just visit Elementary School, Middle School, or High School to register at no cost for our full standards-aligned curriculum.

Today's social climate is transforming the way young people see their place in the world. Rather than be in a sit-and-get environment, students are yearning for the opportunity to be a part of a solution to problems that they are seeing in the homes, schools, communities and the world. Educators like you have a unique opportunity to help students harness their desire to create change by encouraging them to channel their passions into real-world solutions through hands-on projects that help students develop their voice while teaching them that they are valuable and powerful people. Teaching students philanthropy is more than just teaching them to give - philanthropy provides students with the opportunity to own their education by spearheading impact projects with their peers that have tangible impact. Students gain valuable work and life skills such as collaboration, grit, problem-solving and more that will help prepare them for careers and instill the value of being a change-maker for the rest of their lives.

Absolutely! Whether you’re running after school programs, summer enrichment, high school clubs, Sunday school or just about any other impactful programming, Project Heart has something for you and your K-12 kids. All educators who know the importance of “soft skills”, teaching a growth mindset and working to cultivate an empathy advantage need tools like Project Heart!

Project Heart is available globally, anywhere you have an internet connection and a desire to inspire kids to be change-makers who make a difference in their communities and world.